Showing posts from June, 2015

Local Morning Show Host to Take on The Dead

By Joe Nelson
   With Comic-Con a little over a week away, the internet is abound with Con events strewn throughout downtown San Diego.
   One of the more popular events is 'The Walking Dead Escape', an obstacle course of sorts set inside Petco Park where fans, or 'survivors', test their athletic prowess navigating between the countless zombies in and around the concourse of the ballpark's confines.
   Here are some shots from 2014's Walking Dead Escape:
   Something new for 2015 is the addition of "Walker Stalker Fan Fest". As the official website calls it, 'not just a celebration of Robert Kirkman's world of The Walking Dead and zombies, it's a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they've had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers!' 'Walker Stalker Fan Fest is two days of events, interviews, and experiences that zombie fans won't find anywhere else&…

SanDiegoRadio at Comic-Con

By Joe Nelson
   With Comic-Con starting next week, please remember I will be there every day, all day if you need anything.

   Also, if you will be downtown doing any remotes, please let me know and I will drop by.

Thanks and hope to see you down there!


June 2015 SanDiegoRadioSpotlight

By Joe Nelson

   The June 2015 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features 105.7 MAX FM's Kim Morrison!

Kim, thanks for sitting down with SanDiegoRadio...

What is your current position?  I am part of the Murphy and Kim Morning Show on 105.7 MAX FM. Jack Murphy and I have been together now since November. 
How are things with you right now?  Life, work…'s crazy as usual. My two youngest, 13 and almost 16, keep the house lively and busy. I'm just trying on a daily basis to balance it all. Some days I nail it and some I don't. But my early mornings still allow me to be just as involved with them. Now that summer is here the pressure of school and sports is off. A little breather for everyone! 
San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit?  I love the beaches of Coronado. It brings back memories of when I was a "zonie" and we'd spend our summers there. We don't get down there often enough. 
Is your job still as exciting like it was day one?  Yes! It gets better every…

Tease: Familiar Face Returning to TV News

By Joe Nelson
   A very familiar name will be returning to the TV News scene soon and SanDiegoRadio will have the scoop.
   Who is it?
Stay tuned.... more to follow.


SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

Job Description: Specific duties include, but are not restricted to, the following: ·Coordinate with department to oversee promotional calendar of appearances and giveaways, following up on details for activation, including confirmation, winner sheets, follow-up and delivery of prizes for winners. ·Write on-air copy for promotional spots, on-air giveaways, website, event POP’s and others as needed. ·Draft proposals for promoters and 3rd clients for promotional opportunities, including product giveaways, local concerts and events.  Confirm and activate within department. ·Regular maintenance on station websites, including event listings, concerts, contests, and photo galleries and additional content as needed. ·Organize event folders and software with updated information mirroring the promo calendar as it develops, communicating pertinent information to all relevant staff and departments. ·Serve as station liaison …

Senator Joel Anderson and KSON's John & Tammy Recognize Local Business

By Joe Nelson

   KSON's John and Tammy were joined Monday morning by Senator Joel Anderson and the guys from Eastbound in Lakeside to present the restaurant with the 38th District "Business of the Year" award. There are only 40 businesses selected for this award statewide. supports small business and congratulates Eastbound for this recognition.

Hear audio of this presentation on John & Tammy's page HERE
Visit Eastbound HERE
Senator Joel Anderson's page can be found HERE

FM 94/9 Unveils Lineup for Independence Jam

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) has announced the lineup for Independence Jam 2015, Saturday, September 12th at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheater.
The lineup includes 7 bands on two stages, toasting the coast in Oceanside: Silversun Pickups, Meg Myers, Houndmouth, Civil Twilight, Bully and The New Regime. The lineup will also include one additional act that will be announced on July 22nd.
“We’re so excited to invite all of our listeners and the whole city of San Diego back to beautiful Oceanside to have some fun in the sun with us. This is a stacked lineup, and there’s still one band that’s so secret, we can’t even tell our moms about it,” said morning show host Steve Woods “This is for you San Diego. We love you.”
The Oceanside Pier Amphitheater has served as the backdrop to many previous Independence Jam events, which have included suc…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

Sales Assistant - Graphics BCA radio seeking an experienced sales assistant with a minimum of at least 2-3 years experience, preferably in radio, television, or broadcasting industry.  Additionally, the candidate will be able to design digital graphics including banner ads and promotional web graphics.  Candidate will assist Account Executives, and Sales Managers in preparing media/sales kits, sales proposals, inputting sales orders, and various other projects as needed.  Experience with radio sales software including Marketron, Arbitron, Miller Kaplan a definite plus.  Intermediate to Advanced Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Photoshop required.  Candidate must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, handle several deadlines, demands, and juggle personalities.  Candidate must have a professional demeanor, adapt to change easily, and ability to jump in feet first.  Candidate will be cross trained and be expected to cover front desk for lunch breaks.  Only candidates with solid…

Are you Looking to Hire? SanDiegoRadio May Have the Right Person

By Joe Nelson
   If you are looking for work in radio, SanDiegoRadio offers you to post your resume right here, minus any personal information of course.

   Today I am posting one from Kymberrly Scott, formerly of KyXy, Energy, and 91X.

If you are interested in contacting Kymberrly, her email is listed below.

ALSO: Here is her Soundcloud Address:

Good luck!

Kymberrly Scott E-mail:
Grossmont College - El Cajon – Graduate 2015 – Two Associates in Science and two certificates for Media Communication – Both Audio and Video Production, graduated with honors.
KyXy 96.5/San DiegoDecember 2012 – March 2014
Weekend nights On-Air PersonalityFill- in for weeknight host
Energy 103.7/San DiegoJune 2012 – July 2014
Board Operator with experience using AudioVault and Voxpro and experience with live broadcasts/remotes, call screening and recording listener audio for sweepers. Assisted Imaging Director with voicing and…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Continued

By Joe Nelson

Traffic Manager

Local Media San Diego is looking for a Traffic Manager to work closely with the sales, programming, production and finance departments.  Responsibilities include producing and reconciling the daily commercial programming log, inputting broadcast orders, managing inventory, scheduling commercial copy and maintaining traffic records. This position requires a high degree of flexibility and the ability to work with constantly changing environments.  Must be proficient in Marketron  and Prophet/Nexgen
- Key sales orders into the system for subsequent billing and logs
- work "bumps" on the logs to prevent lost revenue
- run reports for sales managers and sales staff daily
- daily logs for on-air staff maintains final log and report production schedules
- affidavits for appropriate networks and advertisers
- training co-workers as to practices and procedures for the company
- must also have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products, ie Word, PowerPo…

Latest Radio Ratings

By Joe Nelson
   Ratings! We got ratings!


San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATMAR 15APR 15MAY 15KHTS-FMPop CHR5.85.75.7KMYI-FMHot AC5.85.75.5XHRM-FMRhythmic AC5.15.05.5KIFM-FMAC5.65.45.3XPRS-AMAll Sports3.84.24.6KPBS-FMNews Talk Info. AC4.13.94.1XHTZ-FM

KGB Skyshow 40 Announced

By Joe Nelson
KGB LAUNCHES “SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER” WITH A BANG! 40th Anniversary of KGB Skyshow presented by Sycuan Casino on September 5
San Diego, CA – June 8, 2015 – 101.5 KGB FM, San Diego’s legendary Classic Rock station, kicks off a Classic Rock filled September celebration with the 40th Annual KGB Sky Show after the San Diego State Aztecs vs. University of San Diego Toreros NCAA football game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 5, 2015. The KGB Sky Show is synchronized to a custom soundtrack that can be heard in the stadium, on-air at 101.5 FM, and via live stream at
The Aztecs vs. Toreros game is the first meeting of the two teams since 1961 and kicks off the season for both organizations. For the past 40 years, 101.5 KGB has entertained San Diegans with a spectacular display of pyrotechnics with “The Biggest Fireworks Show West of the Mississippi.” Each year, KGB develops a new show theme and works with a production team from Fireworks by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza to c…

Von Roll Gondolas - A SanDiegoRadio Feature

By Joe Nelson
   I wanted to take a moment to share the hobby of one of SanDiegoRadio's readers.
Rob Von Roll is not only the foremost archivist and historian of the Von Roll Skyrides seen world-wide, but he also hand crafts miniature gondolas in his own home. SanDiegoRadio recieved one and it is personally crafted with my favorite number, and my kids names.

   Here are some photos from my personal #24 Von Roll Gondola!

   These are photos from Rob's yard, he has a fully functional skyride spread across the back yard.

And now some historical gondola photos from Disneyland and Sea World.

On occasion, Rob takes orders for these custom built gondolas. If you are interested, contact me and I will connect you.
Thanks for tuning in! Joe

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

Promotions Coordinator BCA Radio is seeking a Promotions Coordinator with at least 2-3 years experience.  Candidate will be responsible for planning, executing station events, on-air appearances, remotes increasing station loyalty, and building listenership. Candidate will manage promotions, contest administration on web, events page, newsletters, social media, on air prizes, create clear and concise recaps, documentation.  Candidate will manage social media posts, Facebook, Twitter.  Candidate will write, obtain current, accurate copy for on-air personalities.  Candidate will check proposal deliverables to ensure commitments are being met.  Candidate will back up front desk when needed, and assist in coordination  of internship program.  Requires ability to lift 30-50lbs and will be responsible for setting up and breaking down events, and managing all logistical details.  Excellent driving record is required.  Candidate will work with senior management and multiple depart…

Chopper the Biker Dog Suspended

By Joe Nelson

Mark Shaffer, close friend to and the entire radio community recently met up with reporter Joe Little of 10 News to discuss recent events regarding Mark's dog, "Chopper the Biker Dog"

   A couple weeks ago, Mark received a letter from "Pet Partners", the organization who certifies Chopper as a therapy dog stating his certification was suspended.

See Joe's story and video from 10 News HERE

   The following is the letter and an editorial from Mark himself.
"It is the therapeutic value and perception of Chopper’s costume itself that we have a concern about (in view of the disadvantages of costumes in the therapeutic context” (Look at this photo and tell me where the concern is??) On May 14th, 1 day after Chopper and I returned from a 10 day “Tour” up the west coast, sharing MY love with as many people and with whoever we could, at different nursing facilities, Veterans, Law Enforcement, “Chopper’s fans”… and whoever was in n…